gairm

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gairm, from Proto-Celtic *garrman, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵh₂r-smn̥, from *ǵeh₂r- (to shout, cry); see gair for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gairm f (genitive gairme, nominative plural gairmeacha)

  1. Verbal noun of gair.
  2. call
    1. summons
    2. name, title
    3. inaugural proclamation
  3. calling
    1. divine call, vocation
    2. profession, occupation
  4. acclaim

Declension[edit]

(as verbal noun):

(as regular noun):

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gairm ghairm ngairm
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

gairm (past ghairm, future gairmidh, verbal noun gairm, past participle gairmte)

  1. call, cry
  2. crow (cock, etc.)
  3. declare (war, ceasefire, etc.)
  4. draft (into armed forces)

Noun[edit]

gairm f (genitive gairme, plural gairmean or gairmeannan)

  1. Verbal noun of gairm.
  2. cry, call
  3. crow (cock's)
  4. proclamation

Synonyms[edit]